The Houston Rockets are right up there among the best teams in the NBA, and they knocked off the Golden State Warriors on the weekend with a 116-108 win. Naturally, they Rockets are feeling themselves a little bit after that big win, which prompted role player Clint Capela to get a little chesty in the post-game interview.
Everything was going really well for a few sentences, as he talked about the Rockets playing really well together, making less mistakes, and having the right pieces to beat the Warriors. Then he uttered one sentence too many and finished his comments with:
“We are better than them.”
No, you’re not. Not only are the Rockets three games behind the Warriors in the standings, but Capela seems to forget that Golden State has gone to three straight NBA Finals (winning two), and has two former MVPs in their starting lineup.
On Monday, one of those former MVPs clapped back. Kevin Durant was asked about Capela’s comments and basically threw the guy under a bus for having the easiest job in the NBA.
Kevin Durant on Clint Capela saying Houston is a better team than the Warriors: “You hear that from guys like Capela, who’s usually catching the ball or laying it up from CP or Harden. His job is not as hard. I mean when your job is that hard you don’t say shit like that.” pic.twitter.com/lbiJ1Doxf9
— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) January 22, 2018
Durant may be right that playing with Chris Paul and James Harden does make Capela’s job a little easier. In fact, it’s almost like when Durant signed a free agent contract with a team that just won 73 games, had the back-to-back MVP (and greatest three-point shooter of all-time), plus two-other All-Stars in their starting lineup.
Yeah, something like that.